Friday, June 12, 2015

Living for the Moment--By Tim Ryerson--United States

Living for the Moment

Learning His lessons at last
The past must die as the past
The future must never exist
So let the fates turn and twist
No time to berate and bemoan
Each instant is ever on loan
Right now is the now or never
Nothing but God lasts forever

Author’s Thoughts--Written in the style of  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost...My favorite poem by my favorite poet

Tim Ryerson is a published poet from Ponchatoula, Louisiana who retired from the printing business in 2011. He began writing in the 80’s but did not take it seriously until 2001 after the untimely death of his then 21 year old son. He does not have a ‘signature style’ but prefers writing different forms of poetry. Many of his poems use southern slang and Cajun dialect. He also enjoys writing humorous poems, especially limericks and senryu and was among the winners in the latest Humor Press writing contest with his entry “Emergency Rooms Just KILL me.”


  1. Wow, Tim. You surely have written a magnificent poem here. I really loved reading this fine write this morning! I think you paid good homage to Robert Frost with this piece. Great work.

  2. Beautiful words of inspiration Tim. I enjoyed reading your poem. Good wishes...Chris~

  3. yes, such words of wisdom here.

  4. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    Awesome poem Tim. Captured it all in the moment in a nutshell. It would have taken me many words to say what you have proclaimed in these few lines. By living in the moment we are on the same page as God. Very well done Tim.

    Bob D

  5. This would be a great mantra to memorize and repeat often Tim! Superbly written! Aloha, Connie

    1. Thanks Connie...Your comments and support ALWAYS mean so much to me